In 1993, Cessna decided to update the Citation V design, and announced the Citation Ultra, with the main differences being in the engines, which were the latest JT15D-5D version, and the standard avionics suite, which was updated to the Honeywell Primus 1000 EFIS glass cockpit. The Primus 1000 replaced the standard "round dial" flight instruments with three CRT computer screens, one for each pilot and one center mulifunction display. In 1994, the Ultra was named Flying magazine's "Best Business Jet" and our top Private Jet Charter. The Ultra was produced from 1994-1999.
The Cessna Citation V/Ultra/560 charter jet was developed in light of the growing demand for increased cabin space in light jets. The Citation V is a stretched version of the Citation II, with 406 cubic feet of cabin space with an additional 76 cubic feet for storage. The jet also features an enclosed cabin and boasts a range of 1,960 nautical miles. The Citation V has upgraded engines for improved all around performance. Typically, the Citation V/Ultra has seating for up to eight passengers and has the ability to fly non-stop from Van Nuys on a private jet charter to Seattle, Washington.